Eczema is a common skin condition that affects many children, often appearing during infancy and potentially lasting until a child gets much older. My eldest daughter developed Eczema around 6 months old and so began the search for a magical potion or cream to improve it. She got a lot better as she became older and was mostly better by the time she went to school. She did have occasional flare ups when she got too warm or in the sun but overall it was much more manageable. We also found that she managed a lot better when she did not have cows milk in her diet. She is now a teenager and has great skin, although it can still be sensitive to chemicals in shower gels etc
So what is eczema? And more importantly, how do you manage the symptoms?